Welcome to the Families In Transition (FIT) Services at FCUSD
We understand that life can present challenges, and our dedicated Families In Transition (FIT) Services team is here to provide unwavering support for students and families navigating through difficult times. FIT Services is committed to fostering a caring and compassionate community that extends a helping hand to those facing economic hardships that have resulted in homelessness, food insecurity, health concerns, and a lack of resources.
What We Do:
Case Management: In FIT Services, we believe that every student and family deserves the opportunity to succeed. Our Student Liaison and team work closely with you to understand your unique situation and provide personalized assistance.
Enrollment Support: We ensure that qualified students have the access they need to education by assisting with enrollment and addressing any challenges that may arise.
Essential Supplies: We provide essential supplies that students need to thrive academically and personally, including backpacks, school supplies, and hygiene items.
Transportation Solutions: Getting to school should never be a barrier to learning. Our team offers bus passes and transportation support to ensure that students can attend school with ease.
Health and Well-being: We prioritize the well-being of our students and families by offering referrals for medical, dental, mental health, and vision care.
Housing and Shelter: If housing stability is a concern, we can connect you with resources and referrals for housing and shelter services to provide a stable foundation.
Nourishment: No one should go hungry. Our FIT Services team can refer you to local food and clothing closets to ensure that basic needs are met.
Community Connections: We are dedicated to helping you access insurance enrollment, support services for families on public assistance, and numerous other community services and resources.
At FIT Services, we believe in the power of community and support. Together, we can overcome challenges and build a brighter future. Don't hesitate to reach out to us — we are here for you every step of the way.
Your journey is important to us. Contact FIT Services today to start your path toward stability, growth, and success.
"Empowering Families, Enriching Lives - Together we thrive."
McKinney-Vento Enrollment: Education Without Barriers
Enrolling in school is a fundamental right, regardless of your housing situation. Under the federal McKinney-Vento Act and California state law, you are guaranteed enrollment in school if you face uncertain housing, have a temporary address, or lack a permanent address.
Who is Eligible: You have the right to enroll in school if you find yourself living in any of the following circumstances:
- In a shelter, whether it's a family, domestic violence, youth shelter, or transitional living program.
- In a motel, hotel, or weekly rate housing.
- In a house or apartment with more than one family due to economic hardship or loss.
- In an abandoned building, car, campground, or on the street.
- In temporary foster care or under the care of an adult who is not your parent or guardian.
- In substandard housing without electricity, water, or heat.
- With friends or family because you are a runaway or an unaccompanied youth.
What You Don't Need to Provide: Enrolling in school under these conditions does not require you to provide:
- Proof of residency.
- Immunization records or tuberculosis skin-test results.
- School records.
- Legal guardianship papers.
Your Rights and Benefits: Upon enrolling under McKinney-Vento, you're entitled to the following:
- Full participation in all eligible school activities and programs.
- Continued attendance at your previous school, even if you've moved away from its attendance zone or district.
- Transportation from your current residence back to your school of origin.
- Automatic qualifications for child nutrition programs, including free and reduced-price lunches.
- Access to the district liaison for resolving any disputes during the enrollment process
We believe that education should never be hindered by housing challenges. The McKinney-Vento Act ensures that every child has the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed. Contact us today to explore your educational options and embark on a journey of empowerment through education.
Together, we're breaking down barriers to education.